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New TV or box on Feb/09 due to DTV

by Willy / August 19, 2008 1:22 PM PDT

Are thinking is this the reason you may finally get a new TV. -OR- continue to use the old one with the DTV converter box attached. Most new TV already are DTV capable but others just aren't. But, that may not be a problem for most cable or satelite subscribers. Any thoughts? -----Willy Happy

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For lots of us it simply isn't an issue ...
by Bill Osler / August 19, 2008 9:32 PM PDT

I live in a fringe reception area so I haven't bothered with broadcast TV for years. Even in large urban areas that have adequate broadcast signal a huge number of people use cable or satellite. That means for most of us the deadline is a non-event.

I never have subscribed to any of the digital programming so I don't even need a converter box for cable. Of course if my cable company ever decides to stop sending analog programming I'll have to upgrade the TV.

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I have the converter box certificates
by Steven Haninger / August 19, 2008 9:48 PM PDT

but won't make a purchase until the bitter end. I'm fortunate in that I can live without my TV for longer than I can go without water or food. Not everyone I know can do that. Wink

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(NT) Remember the certificates have an expiration date
by Diana Forum moderator / August 20, 2008 6:45 AM PDT
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OOPS! Thanks for the reminder....
by Steven Haninger / August 20, 2008 7:08 AM PDT

Good 'til Oct. 2nd. I know what I'll be doing on the 1st.

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I have 2 13 inch black and white
by Angeline Booher / August 22, 2008 5:42 AM PDT

.... that must be 20 ears old.

One I use when the cable goes out. One in the garage during football season. Both with rabbit ears.

Otherwise, cable for all.

I don't think I can connect a box to the old B&Ws without some special attachments. Would like to have a box, though, so I can have a TV in the garage for football games. Will check to see what is the cheapest 13 inch set I can buy.

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